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there are a number of tents lining the field tents lining number of there are a options?what are their stay.... alecia, places to find other (vicki) a curse and (vicki) (vicki) (vicki) a curse and a blessing-- as rain is forecast to help with the poor air quality here in the bay area... but it could also create new dangerous problems... as many fire victims are trying to overcome the destruction... (vicki) thanks for joining us im vicki livakis...(ken) and im ken wayne in for with heavy forecast, fears of mudslides-- saw in past january, wildfire there and it will complicate search and rescue efforts... (vicki) here is what we know at today bodies were bringing the number of 699 people unaccounted more than structures destroyed.... and more than those are homes. the camp fire has than 151- acres.percent evacuation still in effect ... and it'l
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be a families are let back in town....(ken) we have team coverage tonight... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow tells us when the rain will come... kron4's dan thorn is live in walnut creek where he explains the potential health problems of ash build up and rain... but tonight we start with kron 4's alecia reid she is live in chico where fire victims who are living in tents are being urged to find other places to stay.... alecia, what are their options? ... there are a number of tents lining the field behind walmart, and many of these families are still trying to figure out what's next.i've spoken to a number of them ... and they tell me their options are limited..pkgeverything that was affiliated with me is gonefor many camp fire victims ... what's next is a big question. mike mason lost everything ... including his paradise home and business. for now, he's been ltent behind on the way, he's now building higher ground so he'll make it through.i have my dog and he's a 16 yr old retired service animal. he's going through it with melike mike ... many here have the same concerns. a number of the evacuation centers are at capacity. and they don't want to let their
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pets out of sight.the generosity of walmart allowing us here and people coming together to clothe and feed us from everything we lost. i'll tell you it's been nothing but spectaculartoys r us is no longer taking donations ... while families try to find things they can use from generous neighbors. there are even more people stopping by to drop off blankets and food. it's freezing weather, especially when you dont have your house and the heating, it's just hard to adapt toin addition to the cold ... the expected downpour may cause health concerns. a rep from walmart tells us while they're happy to have been able to provide an immediate place of escape from the wildfire ... they understand that their parking lots are not a viable long-term housing solution.but many of these people tell me they have nowhere else to go ...the fact that they only have a 2 bedroom and there's not enough room so i'll be spending thanksgiving wherevermike mason plans on sticking it out for just a little bit longer. got phone call from fema today and they said within 5 days i'll get relief. with all these people thats fast. they're on itstandupwalmart is now working closely with the american red cross, the county and local organizations to see how they can best preserve the health and safety of the people impacted by the camp fire.reporting live from chico ... ar ... kron 4 news. (vicki) (vicki) kron4 and our
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parent company-- nexstar media group... have partnered to help the fire victims in butte county. if you would like to help those affected by the 'camp fire'... the american red cross is accepting donations. you can check kron for
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details.. lawrence karnow: hazy skies continue with partly cloudy skies today. the air quality has improved but is still unhealthy in some areas. a storm off the coast will move toward california in the next 24 hours. the winds will begin to pick up out of the south by tomorrow afternoon. this will help to improve air quality. clouds and rain are then expected to move in late tuesday night and wednesday morning. showers will decrease by the evening. thanksgiving will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a lingering shower early another storm moving in thursday night and friday to bring us another round of rain. highs will be in the 50s and 60s .
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(vicki) the rain this week is going to be a nice relief in terms of air quality.. but there's some important information you should know before the rain falls. all that ash and debris that's been building up on your car might seem small but it could end up being costly. kron 4's dan thorn is live in walnut creek tonight with more on what you should do. dan? ken and vicki im sure there are plenty of people who are thrilled to hear about rain in the forecast this week. but auto experts are pointing out that you should get your car washed before the rain might be asking why? it's because of what can
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happen to the paint. the bad air quality from the butte county camp fire has been slowly caking our cars with ash and other particles. nats. some people in walnut creek have wasted no time by getting their cars cleaned.. sot: it was absolutely needed it was the last day driving with this car basically you can really see the ash coming experts recommend getting a wash. they say a mixture of rain and ash can be tough on your car's paint job.. sot: it wouldn't chip away at the paint, it would eat at it. taj turner with clear auto detailing in walnut creek says the acidity of california's rain can also play a factor.. sot: when you combine that with the ash from the fire you kind of create a situation that makes it a detailers nightmarefor someone who uses their car a lot turner says you might be okay..but if you have a car that's been sitting for awhile...that's a different story..sot: maybe you commute via bart to the city or your car tends to be somewhere where you're going
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far and it's collecting a lot of ash it's definitely something you want to wash before the rain starts and possibly after the rain is gone.. auto experts say getting ceramic coating for your car is probably the best option..especially as we get into the more rainy season. for people concerned about any flooding because the ground has been parched here in walnut creek..the walnut creek police department tweeted out information about getting sand bags..take fullscreen..sand and sandbags will be available tomorrow night at lancaster road across from the orchard lane--heather farm park community center parking lot, larkey park parking homestead parking lot and rudgear park parking lot. you do have to bring your own shovel. reporting in walnut creek dan thorn kron 4 news. kron 4 news. dan thorn walnut creek reporting in own shovel. bring your you do have to bring your own shovel. reporting in walnut creek dan thorn kron 4 news.
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(vicki) as poor and unhealthy air quality continues to make respirator masks a must- have item for many people.(ken) kron 4's dan kerman has been tracking the difficulty some people have had finding respirator finding respirator masks in stores... the skies throughout much of the bay area, remain gray and smoky.sotjust being here a couple of hours i can feel it its hard to breath and can feel its not good for meand despite air that remains red or unhealthy, the streets of san francisco are still teaming with people not wearing protective masks. sot beeing going to every walgreens and cvs and they are all sold outbut now stores that had been out are starting to restock. this cole hardware on 4th street in san francisco just got more than 1000 n95 maskssoti figure if anything i will grab it and have it for next timesotwell now i got a bunch so hopefully i will be ok, but i would like a more permanent solution so i got an air purifier for my room
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this woman bought 40 maskssot this is for my co workers that are suffering that havent been able to get it yetmedical professionals advise you get an n95 respirator or better, and make sure it fits tight around your face. if your not healthy check with your doctor before wearing one. also check with your pediatrician before putting one on your kids.sot tomas aragon, m.d. / s.f. county health officer 1:04 these were designed for healthy adults not children, however some children are grown and big and healthy and they might do just fine, so you have to use common sense you dont want to put this on a really small childstandup dan kerman/sf 1:20even if you are an adult and in good health and wear the mask tightly around your face, medical professionals advise it is no substitute for staying inside when the air is unhealthy in san francisco, dan kerman kron 4 news. (ken) while most (ken)
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while most local school districts are closed this week for fall break ... many universities were supposed to hold class today but canceled due to poor air quality.san jose state university -- however -- was open despite an online petition to close the schoool. many students were seen on campus today wearing masks and covering their faces. the air quality index there today was at an unhealthy level of 162. (ken) san jose state plans to open on tomorrow as well. effort in butte county. among the victims of the fire are the hundreds of displaced pets and other animals. kron four's rob fladeboe tells us how two south bay animal control officers pitched in to make a difference. santa clara county animal
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control officers jessica ibanez and and jeremy selbach just returned from butte county where they helped care for animals displaced by the camp fire. they knew just what to do jessica ibanez/animal control officer "....i offered hugs and everybody really appreciated that...."jeremy selbach/animal control officer "....everybody is up there trying to help. i saw a lot of hard working people. my part was taking in animals from an evacuation team or from an owner and tying to care for them..."selback and ibanez spent six days in a makeshift shelter at the airport in chico where some 800 displaced pets and other animals are being housed. some were hurt in the fire, others are still in shock and all are tired and hungry and in need of some love. jeremy selbach "....seeing the reaction from the dog and it's owner after being separated for several days brought tears..."jessica ibanez "...seeing people come in looking for their animals and helping to reunite them was really rewarding..."the two officers drew from their long experience here at the county shelter in san martin. in chico, they rolled up their sleeves to walk, feed and comfort these"other" fire victims and in some cases, were able to find their owners. jeremy selbach "....dogs and cats are stressed animals, they need their people, just like we need each other, so it
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was my job and my colleague jessica's job to make sure these animals were getting all the attention they need..." in san martin rob fladeboe kron4news (vicki) coming up... a man insults two spanish-speaking women and then admits he's a racist-- during the confrontation... and the whole thing caught on camera... hear why many aren't surprised about the disturbing incident... (ken) plus.... bart launches its official app for riders... we'll show you how it works and how it's expected to help with passenger safety. (vicki) and up next... a shooting at a chicago hospital has killed an officer and two hospital employees... how
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it all happened and how the gunman knew some of the victims...
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a shooting at a chicago hospital has left four people dead-- including a police officer, a doctor and an pharmaceutical assistant. police say the victims included a woman the gunman was in a relationship with. reporter andy rose has more on the investigation. eddie t. johnson, chicago police dept.// "the subject fired multiple shots at the officers before they could exit their squad car." terrifying moments at chicago's mercy hospital-- authorities say a man opened fire in the parking lot.steven white, witness// "we see this guy out there military style multiple shots--killing a police officer and injuring at least two others.eddie t. johnson, chicago police dept.// "there was a verbal altercation occurring out on the parking lot between two individuals that knew each other."an eyewitness saw a person lying on the ground near the hospital's main entrance.steven white,
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witness// "everybody was terrified. women was crying we were in the emergency room thinking that somebody was gonna come in and kill us. " tense moments for both patients and hospital staff-- as authorities searched the hospital to make sure it was secure.police say the gunman was also shot.eddie t. johnson, chicago police dept.// "those officers that responded today saved a lot of lives. because this guy was just shooting up a poor woman who was jut getting out of the elevator had nothing to do with nothing and he shot her. why?"i'm andy rose reporting. (ken) it's a case that gained national attention... and now the man has finally received his fate... a colorado father learned his sentence today after an agreement to plead guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters. shanann watts and the two girls went missing in mid- august and chris watts went in front of the cameras, asking for their safe return. reporter camila bernal has the details...
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it's life in prison for chris watts, with no possibility for parole.judge marcelo kopcow / weld county district court: nothing less than a maximum sentence would be appropriate. the 33-year-old who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife shanann, and their two young daughters, was sentenced monday in a colorado courtroom. the guilty plea came after prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table, this with the approval of shanann's family.sandra rzucek / shanann watts' mother: i didn't want death for you because that's not my right. watt's parents also asking the court to spare his life. his mom then telling him, the family will always stand by him.cindy watts / chris watts' mother: we love you and we forgive you son.but the prosecution focusing on what happened in mid-august.michael rourke / weld county district attorney: the defendant strangled her to death with his own hands.they believe it took him two to four minutes to kill shanann, then his two daughters.michael rourke / weld county district attorney: the man seated to my right, smothered his daughters.they believe watts loaded the three bodies into his truck, then disposed of them in different places.prosecutors say he did this because he wanted a fresh
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start, a new relationship but also told the court they don't expect to ever get answers from watts, who kept his head down, and cried during the hearing.his attorney read a statement on his behalf,chris watts' attorney: he is sincerely sorry for all of this.i'm camila bernal reporting. (vicki) the santa clara county coroner's office is working to identify a body that was found near san jose. police say they were notified saturday afternoon of a possible body in the water near the alviso marina. that's not far from levi's stadium-- but it's not known if the body is connected to a missing 49er fan. 32-year-old ian powers left his seat at the game last monday and never returned. powers' car was found in the stadium parking lot that night. the coroner's office is expected
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to release the identity of the body soon. (vicki) on the peninsula... police in belmont are looking for the driver of a gray s-u-v who may have been a witness in a woman's death. you can see the newer model rav-4 driving by in surveillance video. 61-year-old maria castro was found severely injured last week on cipriani boulevard. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police believe the driver of that s-u-v was in the area around the time castro was found. they are asking anyone with information to please come forward. (vicki) today bart launched an official app for riders. their first official app to help people get around on the trains. (ken) bart did create and release the "bart watch app" -- but that's just for passengers to report criminal or suspicious activity.. this new app is their first that offers end to end trip planning and up the minute service and station information. kron 4's gabe slate walks us through how the app works. the new bart app was created
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to be a one stop shop for all things bart. there is a fare calculator. so you can see exactly how much it will cost to get from one station to another. the app offers real time departure and delay information. it will display updated info on all the stations including the current state of the escalators, elevators, cycle parking, and the car parking lots. bart built in a comprehensive detailed trip planner for users of this app. meaning wherever you may be to where you are going you see everything you need to get there including walking and bike paths, and if you need any buses, ferries, or caltrain rides on either end of your journey that will listed out as well. you can save favorite trips and stations for quick viewing. and if you want to help improve the riding experience there is a "report a biohazard feature" for items like needles or the new bart app was a one stop shop for all (anchors) now to our (anchors) news. slate kron 4 news. (anchors) (anchors) now to our four
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zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: hazy skies continue with partly cloudy skies today. the air quality has improved but is still unhealthy in some areas. a storm off the coast will move toward california in the next 24 hours. the winds will begin to pick up out of the south by tomorrow afternoon. this will help to improve air quality. clouds and rain are then expected to move in late tuesday night and wednesday morning. showers will decrease by the evening. thanksgiving will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a lingering shower early and then another storm moving in thursday night and friday to bring us another round of rain. highs will be in the 50s and 60s .
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(ken) coming up... one of the
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country's largest car dealerships has unexpectedly shut down seven bay area locations... leaving employees and customers in the dark. (vicki) and up next... shoppers will be spending more this black friday compared to last year... after the break... we'll tell you the best and worst things to buy this weekend... this is not a bed. it's a revolution in sleep.
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the new sleep number 360 smart beds are on sale now during ultimate sleep number week. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable. it can even warm your feet to help you fall asleep faster. so you wake up ready to spin into the holiday season. it's time for ultimate sleep number week. this week only, save 50% on the new sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. ends cyber monday. sleep number. proven, quality sleep. money tonight... the countdown
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to the biggest shopping day of the year is on...(ken) but black friday is no longer a one-day affair-- retail expets say it's now evolving into a weekend-long shopping event. reporter david daniel closer discounted items this year-- and which ones you should avoid. expect more jingle at the etail-
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not.... shoppers plan to spend 60-dollars more on gifts this weekend compared to last year. 78-percent of those surveyed said they plan to shop this weekend. in fact-- 33-percent of them plan to kick off their shopping spree on thanksgiving night. so what's on their holiday list? small electronics tops the list. that includes items like smart phones, headphones and smart watches. clothing is second... followed by shoes. if you're braving the long lines this weekend-- here's what experts say are the best and worst items to buy. avoid furniture and wait to buy it in january when it's the lowest. also a no-- the latest gaming consoles. the same goes for all the toys on your list-- retail-me-not suggests you wait two weeks before christmas. for deep discounts-- look for sales on these items instead:appliances and electronics like computers, phones and t-vs are usually heavily discounted-- some up to 40-percent off. winter gear and sneakers are also on sale. and experts say now may be the best time to score major discounts on disigner handbags.happy hunting discount shoppers!for consumer watch-- i'm david daniel.
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(vicki) ahead at nine...incredible video shows a car crash into a motorcyclist-- sending him cartwheeling through the air... and he miraculously survives... tonight we hear from the man who saved his life... (ken) plus the coming rain may be a good sign to help ease the smoke and unhealthy skies here in the bay area... why it creates new challenges for fire evacuees... (vicki) and the unique and effective way one couple is trying to make an impact and help families impacted by the fire... and it has inspired others to do the same...
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rain in the forecast is great for cleaning up our hazy skies... but for camp fire evacuees it creates new challenges.(ken) many of those who lost their homes in paradise and the surrounding areas are now living in tents... other are worried about what the rain will do to what's left of their homes. reporter doug johnson is at the church of the nazarene in oroville with how evacuees are preparing for the rain. carl ward, camp fire evacuee "at night we go around and tuck everything in, you know to keep out the due... but once the rain gets here, it might be a little bit rougher." hundreds of camp fire evacuees are still living in tents at places like the butte county fairgrounds in gridley.with food and other belongs sitting outside in the open... today most we spoke with are now rushing to find dry storage before it rains later this week.cynthia smith, camp fire evacuee"so we're getting tarps and stuff like that, it's been rough but we're making due."
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cynthia smith anhehave this don with ten people, including 3 kids and an infant granddaughter... some have to sleep in tents.cynthia smith, camp fire evacuee"we've looked everywhere, there's no place open."there is an indoor shelter here... but most we talked to say they don't want to sleep in there.krystel young, camp fire evacuee"just the germs, the noro virus going around, i'm scared because we already got that once but we got over it."carl ward, camp fire evacuee"we're not really wanting to be in there with that virus going around so."meanwhile smith says life must go on... her family just throwing a 10th birthday party for her daughter.cynthia smith, camp fire evacuee"we just got her some cupcakes and people kept bringing her things, and stuff like that. and she enjoyed it." soon once it rains, these kids won't be able to even play outside... leaving many parents questioning when will they be able gback to school.jackie teal, camp fire evacuee"there's so many kids in here, there should be volunteer teachers come in here and teach these kids g.ou know i've got a 5-year-old, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old, that are not in school." (vicki) (vicki) the camp fire has
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forced thousands of families in paradise -to start over.. now one couple has created a unique and effective way to make an impact... and it has inspired others to do the same... it is hard to know what you can do to make a difference and help out a family who just lost everything in a fire... so this rocklin couple decided to "adopt a family" in need to help them get back on their feet after their home burned in the camp fire... eric lofholm and eric lofholm and his wife reached out directly to a family who lost multiple homes in the fire... and the platform "paradise fire adopt a family" began... (vicki) after seeing (vicki) after seeing the impact they could have one one family... the lofholm's started a facebook page and webiste that would make it easy for áothers around the world to do the same..... in the week since "paradise fire adopt a
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family" launched has taken off and now has over 10 thousand members. (ken) we're learning more about an east bay teenager who died in a house fire. tonight, the orinda community is rallying around the girls family as they deal with this horrible siutation. a growing memorial in front of her home on moraga way... after a ferocious fire erupted this past weekend... killing luca gero, and injuring her friend and another man.... the 16 year old went to miramonte high where the principal talked about a good a student gero was...
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(vicki) a funeral was held today for a man who died after being shot by police in danville.. now - his family is taking legal action against the police department... 33-year-old laudemer arboleda was shot and killed by police earlier this month on november third.. his family says arboleda was considering moving to danville and was there that day looking for housing when police got a call about a suspicious person. according to police - arboleda led police on a pursuit through town -- ultimately ending when an officer opened fire - after investigators say he steered toward an officer.(vicki) contra costa county sheriff department released this statement saying quote:
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"this is a tragic case, yet once again john burris is reaching for his well-worn race card. this is not about race. this is about a dangerous and reckless person trying to run down and murder a police officer. once all investigations are completed, we look forward to sharing the full details with the public." arboleda did suffer from a mental illness, but his mother says he was not a violent person and had no criminal history. .... (ken) in solono county, one of the country's largest car dealerships has unexpectedly shut down seven locations.(vicki) last week, the momentum auto group closed five- dealerships in fairfield and two in vallejo ... leaving employees and customers in the dark. kron 4's charles clifford has details. well, momentum auto group which is based here in solano county is a fixture in fairfield and the company was recently listed as one of the top car dealerships in the county pulling in more than 500 million dollars in 2017. but now nearly all of momentums dealerships have closed and we don't know why.
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on monday, 7 momentum auto group dealerships in fairfield and vallejo remained dark with the doors locked. a sign on the kia dealship in vallejo read closed until further notice with not a word of explanation fairfield, the normally busling volkswagon, infiniti, nissan, hyundai, dodge chrysler, jeep and ram branches along auto mall parkway were a ghost town.sot we found a sign on the door that said closemark ligocki stopped by the infiniti dealership to have a tire problem on his car checked but found the place closed down.sot it was strange. we went to the infiniti side and the volkswagon side and nobody was around. just for why the dealerships have closed, that remains a bit of mystery. there have been reports that the owner of momentum may have been dealing with financial problems but specifics are hard to come by. its unclear if the dealerships will remain closed permanently or if they will reopen possibly under new management. we called momentum auto group on monday afternoon but were unable to reach anyone who could explain what's going on . we also contacted the citys of don't know why the t they at this point it's also unclear if employees at the 7 locations are now out of job
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just days before thanksgiving. it's also unknown if customers who were having their cars serviced will be able to retrieve their vehilces.mark, who lives in vallejo, says that the next ost can work on his car is in walnut creek.sot40 minute drive vs 10 minutes finally, there are still two momentum auto dealerships open. one here in fairfield and one in san jose. in solano county, charles clifford kron 4 news. charles clifford kron 4 news. (lawrence bay area weather) (sports tease)(sports tease) coming up in sports, what a monday night game between two of the top offenses in football. highlights ahead from a possible super bowl preview.
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we'll open up the night with probably the most exciting game of the year. rams-chiefs--two of the most dangerous offenses in the entire league. --we go to the l-a coliseum. this game moved from mexico city, due to awful field conditions.
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--we'll pick it up in the 4th, 3-minutes to go.. game is already 47-44 l-a. patrick mahomes crossing route to chris conley... touchdown k-c... and they take a 4-point lead. --next rams possession- jared goff...novato's own... on a rope to jared everett, tip toes down the sideline. 40-yard strike 40-yard the sideline. 40-yard strike now it's 54-51 l-a. --then in the final seconds, chiefs still had a chance... mahomes..escapes the pressure..airs it out trying to make a play. picked off by lamarcus joyner. --that'll do it... 54-51 rams your final in the highest scoring monday night game of all time.. now to the nfl this weekend, ---raiders- cardinals in the desert... a matchup that showed just how difficult it can be to win in this league --although the silver and black squeaked out the 23-21 victory on a last second field goal for their first road win of the year, the moment being talked about today is what's going on between jon gruden and derek
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carr. --the coach and quarterback were seen going back and forth with each other late in the first half... both parties involved reinforced that there's reinforced involved reinforced that there's no drama and it's all part of the game. "i don't have a no yelling sign on the sideline...things happen you know we get excited down there, i get excited when we get a first down... you know get excited when you work on something all week and it doesn't work out." "im surprised its the first time that they've caught us, its not the first time him and i been that way... um we are both very firery, both very competitive, minor disagreement on something. again its not the first time, i doubt it'll be the last time, but everything is good i promise. we hugged about it." coming up on kron4 sports at10, we'll check in with the 49ers, who are back from the week off. and the events from this weekend helped put them in better position going into next year. we'll explain. until then, more news after the break.
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(vicki) a man in las vegas was caught on camera hurling racist insults at a spanish- speaking woman and her mother. and when he was called out for it - he admitted to being racist. reporter tom george gives us a closer look at that video. it was supposed to be a normal trip to the smith's grocery store in southern highlands. but for one valley woman and her mom... it quickly turned ugly...natsman:"to where you came from?"woman behind camera: "yeah go back to where you came from."the woman behind the camera says a this in the parking lot heard them speaking spanish and insulted them... and that's when she started recording...woman behind camera:"racist. you're a racist."man:"yes, i am. very much so."she then tells her mom to get back... when the man appears to mock their language again...natswoman
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behind camera:"oh, you're going to go viral."the man finally hurls one last insult before walking away..natsman: "i'm going to go back where i came from, ohio."woman behind camera:"good."man:"they don't let you people there."natswe showed the video to shoppers at the same store today... disappointed by what they saw. shopper:"i'm sorry that anybody that anybody has to encounter this, whether if it's because of what you speak or what you look like."but jose macias with make the road nevada.. says unfortunately .. for many minority groups... situations like this happen more often than people think... jose macias/make the road nevada:"definitely this has been rising rising since trump became president where the hate towards immigrants, to people that speak spanish, to different communities has been rising up."f-b-i numbers show a rise in documented hate crimes... let alone every day encounters like this one... which aren't always caught on camera...jose macias/make the road nevada:"the world part is people think that's normal to do that, and it shouldn't be like that."natsas for the woman behind the camera... her fellow shoppers today hope the next time she comes back to smith's... she'll remember these words instead: sot shopper:"everyone in this community is great people (sic). we're here to defend each other and we're here to help each other."shopper:"we should all stand up for what we believe in and what's just and what's right, and treat people equally."shopper:"it's like we have enough hatred. we need love, and kindness."tom george, (ken) (ken) newly (ken)(ken)
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newly released video shows an suv crashing into a police building that's still under construction... it happened over the weekend in arlington heights, illinois... police say the driver was traveling at over 100 miles per hour when he lost control. no one was inside and police say the driver was treated. they say the man was under the influence of drugs and he is now facing multiple charges. (ken) a 9-1-1 dispatcher in nebraska had to handle an emergency call for a his own ho when the location first came in, bill weise knew it was on his street, but only after the location was corrected, did the douglas county dispatcher realize the fire was at his home... weise says he handled it like any other call, dispatching crews to the scene,but then he called his fiance and
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daughters who, thankfully, were not at home. investigators say the cause was an electrical fire, sparked near a wall-mounted tv. (vicki) a man in los angeles is being called a hero for helping a motorcyclist who was struck by a car near his home...(ken)2 shot closeup and the driver of the motorcycle went flying through the air and landed more than ten feet away from the crash... and it was all caught on home security video. reporter crystal cruz has the story... we may want to warn you some people may find the video we are about to show you disturbing... incredible home security video shows a car make a left turn and collide with a motorcyclist who cartwheels through the air,loses his shoes and lands smack dab in front of george ramirez's north hills ramirez:"i saw him literally right there in the driveway." video from monday, veterans day, shows george, a veteran himself, run down his driveway to help the 20-year-old motorcyclist, using his skills learned in the ramirez:"i didn't even realize to be honest that that's what the day was at the moment.
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for some strange reason the young man was delivered literally to my door step. i could not ignore that. i had to help him as i would anyone else."video shows several other people come over to help before the ambulance arrived. you can also see the driver involved in the collision stopped and got out of the car to check on the motorcyclist, who ramirez: "the distance that he was involved, so thankful that he was wearing a helmet, a full- faced helmet and good leather jacket and i'm certain without that helmet he wouldn't had had a chance." (vicki) that was crystal cruz reporting...(ken) the motorcyclist is ástill hospitalized in the intensive care unit after several surgeries. lawrence karnow: hazy skies continue with partly cloudy skies today. the air quality has improved but is still unhealthy in some areas. a storm off the coast will move toward california in the next 24 hours. the winds will begin to pick up out of the south by tomorrow afternoon. this will
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help to improve air quality. clouds and rain are then expected to move in late tuesday night and wednesday morning. showers will decrease by the evening. thanksgiving will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a lingering shower early and then another storm moving in thursday night and friday to bring us another round of rain. highs will be in the 50s and 60s .
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(vicki) 4 your health tonight... more children across the country are being diagnosed with the rare polio-like paralyzing illness.(ken) acute flaccid myelitis or a-f- m -- has been diagnosed in 16 more kids. the centers for disease control and prevention releasing its latest numbers today. and that brings the total to 106 confirmed cases in 29 states this year. 167 possible cases of the illness remains unconfirmed. a-f-m is rare... and the cause is still unknown. there is no cure and no vaccine. experts recommend
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staying on top of other vaccinations, protecting against mosquito bites, and washing hands often. (vicki) a new study on fighting peanut allergies appears to be heading in the right direction. researchers exposed people with peanut allergies to small doses of peanut powder over a period of months. more than 500-people -- most of whom were kids age 17 or younger-- took part in the study. in the end... two-thirds of the kids were able to eat the equivalent of two peanuts without any symptoms. the results prove the treatment can protect some children against accidental exposure to -- or ingestion of -- a very small amount of peanuts. but researches do stress that this is not a cure-- and parents should continue to monitor their kids intake. (ken) if you're trying to keep the pounds off... especially during the holiday time... a low-carb diet might be your best option. that's according to a new study published in the journal b-m-j. researchers studied the weight of 164 overweight
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and obese people. they were put on a high-, medium-, or low-carb diet for 20 weeks. the team found that not all calories are alike ... and that diet has a huge impact on your metabolism. participants on the low-carb diet burned roughly 250 more calories a day than those on the high-carb diets... meaning they had to consume more calories to maintain their weight. the findings suggest restricting carbs may be a better strategy than cutting calories. (vicki)topvo up next two turkeys are in the running for the annual presidential pardon... how you can have a say on which one trump will choose after the break...
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(ken) the two turkeys up for a presidential pardon this thanksgiving holiday are peas and carrots.(vicki) it's likely president trump will choose to spare them both... the south dakota-grown birds arrived in washington sunday-- and today, the turkeys were introduced at the willard intercontinental hotel. the turkeys are set to meet president trump tomorrow... but only one can be named "national thanksgiving turkey." so not sure if it will be peas or carrots.. if you'd like to have a say... go to the white house twitter page to cast your vote. (ken) former president barack obama made a surprise appearance at michelle obama's book tour in washington saturday night. he showed up with a bouquet of flowers during the promotional event
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for his wife's memoir, "becoming." former white house adviser valerie jarrett moderated the event. mrs. obama talked about their life post-white house, and how they are taking a step back to reflect on what they accomplished. (vicki) if you've been waiting to see the rolling stones in concert, you're in luck... the iconic rock band announced a north american stadium tour that will start in april. 13 dates are on the calendar so far, but with several days between scheduled shows, new ones could be added. this will be the first time the stones have played a north american tour since 20-15. it's actually an extension of the band's world-wide "no filter" tour, which has played throughout europe for the past two years. jagger and company are also working on a new studio album. (ken) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. pam moore is here with kron 4 news at ten... pam? (pam) thank you ken and vicki.... next at ten... rain is finally coming ... to bring relief to those fighting the camp fire in
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butte county. but we'll explain the reason it is also leaving rescue crews scrambling. plus... evacuees of the deadly camp fire are looking to move on, after days of living in tents at a chico walmart parking lot ... (pam) and -- high school students in orinda are mourning the death of a classmate. what we know about the house fire that left the sixteen year old girl dead. (pam) don't go away... hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the break.
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firefighters are counting on a break in the weather this week.. as they continue battling the deadliest and most destructive outbreak of wildfires in the state's history. but there are also new dangers for firefighters and those engaged in recovery efforts.(pam) good evening -- i'm pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. with heavy rain now in the forecast, there are fears of mudslides -- like those we saw in montecito this past january, after the wildfire ther and then rain.
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and it will complicate search and rescue efforts... here is what we know at this hour... today another two bodies were found... bringing the number of deaths to 79. 699 people are unaccounted for.... more than 15- thousand structures have been destroyed.... and more than 10-thousand of those are homes. the camp fire has burned more than 151-thousand acres. and is 70-percent contained. evacuation orders are still in effect ... and it'll be a while before families are let back in town....(pam) we have team coverage tonight... kron4's dan thorn is live in walnut creek ... where he explains the potential health problems of ash build- up and rain... kron4's alecia reid she is live in chico, where fire victims who are living in tents are being urged to find other places to stay .... but first, let's turn to chief meteorologist lawrence karnow on when the rain will come... lawrence karnow: ha


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